By Abby Witt, Staff Writer
The Eagles took home their fourth win of the season on Nov. 12 against Kentucky Christian College, with a score of 98-53. Sophomore Savannah Taylor, junior Kylee Gorby, sophomore Brittany Warren, junior Catie Fletcher, and senior Kelli Rinehart all scored in the double digits. Asbury led in assists, boards, steals and overall shooting.
AU’s record moved to 4-1 after defeating Kentucky Wesleyan on Nov. 14, with a score of 68-70. Rinehart hit a last second shot that boosted the Eagles score by two and earned the victory. Warren led Asbury in scoring with 17. Their next game will be against Catharine College on Nov. 24.
Asbury earned the victory after a 73-58 defeat over Purdue University-Calumet on Nov. 14. Junior Kyle Lamb led the Eagles in scoring with 21 points; sophomore Tyler Smith was following close behind with 20 points and nine rebounds. Junior CJ Penny finished with 12 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists.
The Eagles had their first loss of the season to Huntington University (75-68) on Nov. 15. 34 of the Eagle’s 68 points came from combined scores of Penny and Lamb. Smith and junior Jordan Gilbert ended the game with nine points each. Smith and Lamb were named to the All-Tournament team. Their next game is against Union College in Berea, Ky on Nov. 21.
The Eagles ended their season with a 1-0 loss to Point Park University in the KIAC Tournament on Nov. 14. Tied 0-0 at the end of regulation, PPU’s Lucas Silva was able to score the only point of the contest in overtime. The Eagles end their season with an overall record of 8-11.
With a final score of 3-2, Asbury advanced to the next round of the KIAC Tournament as they defeated Point Park University. Goals came from senior Meredith Ury, freshman Mia Weirsema, and sophomore Toria Howard.
The next day, the Eagles fell short in the Championship to Rio Grande with a score of 0-2. Asbury finished their season with an overall record 11-8. Ury and junior Teryn Wright were selected by the KIAC as All-Conference players. Sophomore Rachel Bertrand was named KIAC Defensive Player of the Year.